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  • Layoffs Hit ABC as Rumors About the Network's Future Swirl

    10/13/2017 11:22:40 AM PDT · by Beave Meister · 30 replies
    Splinter News ^ | 10/13/2017 | David Uberti
    Disney/ABC TV has begun making long-feared layoffs as part of a broader restructuring of its broadcast business, with rumors swirling that bigger moves—including a possible sale of ABC—are coming. Deadline first reported the staff reductions on Thursday, saying they could impact up to 200 employees across Disney and ABC properties. An ABC source with knowledge of the situation said that the cuts will hit upward of 40 of its employees on the East Coast and still more out west. Multiple people at ABC told Splinter that there is a widespread belief at the network that the belt-tightening could be tied...
  • Trump Should Revisit ALL FCC Contracts to Find Funding for Wall

    09/24/2017 5:16:58 AM PDT · by jettester · 14 replies
    Vanity | Me
    Trump should revisit all Network contracts between them and the FCC to ensure America is getting its fairshare of profits to fund critical infrastructure. Areas to be helped include: building the Wall, defense spending, etc. No more "million-dollar" 30 second commercial spots! All sporting activities that support anti-American activities will pay a special penalty on top of their fees.
  • TV Networks Fret as Midseason Shows Fail to Connect With Viewers

    03/17/2017 12:52:36 PM PDT · by RightGeek · 191 replies
    Hollywood Reporter ^ | 3/17/2017 | Micahel O'Connell
    The year 2017 hasn't been forgiving to the broadcast networks. With a whopping 17 scripted launches since Jan. 1, nearly all new series are languishing with low ratings, even by today's modest standards. But that may not be entirely the new shows' fault: The root of midseason's problem, some say, is the middling fall that preceded it. "In the past, midseason success was typically built on the foundation established in the fall," says Sam Armando, lead investment director at MediaVest-Spark, noting all but NBC (and sports-lifted Fox) are down this year. "Since only This Is Us popped in the fall,...
  • Does ‘When We Rise’s’ Failure Signal End to the Culture’s Long ‘Gay Moment?’

    03/06/2017 8:07:08 AM PST · by kevcol · 65 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | March 6, 2017 | Matt Philbin
    “USA [Network’s] gay-murder mystery Eyewitness was canceled, and CBS’s Doubt—the first network television show to feature a trans actress (Laverne Cox) as a trans in a lead role—was dropped after just two shows. But the far more visible failure is ABC’s over-hyped gay agenda mini-series When We Rise, which crashed like a cheap Pride Parade float last week.
  • Watching and Listening (Why we hate the networks)

    01/22/2017 1:53:27 PM PST · by budj · 13 replies
    homeboy | 1/22/17 | self
    Watching the Packer vs Falcons game on whatever network and listening to the WTMJ (Milwaukee) announcers.
  • POLL: Who is the real “Fake News”?

    12/11/2016 7:41:47 AM PST · by Jeff Chandler · 35 replies
    Headline of the Day | 12/11/2016
    Headline of the Day Poll Who is the real "Fake News"? Breitbart, Drudgereport,FreeRepublic and other right-wing sources CNN, MSNBC,NPR, NYTimes and other left-wing sources All of the above None of the above
  • Donald Trump Meeting with TV News Execs Olive Branch or 'I Told Ya So'

    11/21/2016 9:35:05 AM PST · by COUNTrecount · 77 replies
    TMZ ^ | November 21, 2016 | Staff
    Donald Trump is meeting with his harshest critics Monday and the people who arguably got him elected ... the media. Sources in Trump's camp tell us ... he's meeting with all the network heads Monday at 1 PM ET, and Trump will not hold back. We're told he wants to talk to them about how they got it so wrong during the campaign. TV execs will show up today, and Tuesday he'll do the same with the NY Times execs and others. Trump's end game for the meeting is unclear, but we're told crow will be served.
  • Why Light Bulbs May Be the Next Hacker Target [Internet of Things]

    11/03/2016 6:38:05 AM PDT · by C19fan · 16 replies
    NY Times ^ | November 3, 2016 | John Markoff
    The so-called Internet of Things, its proponents argue, offers many benefits: energy efficiency, technology so convenient it can anticipate what you want, even reduced congestion on the roads. Now here’s the bad news: Putting a bunch of wirelessly connected devices in one area could prove irresistible to hackers. And it could allow them to spread malicious code through the air, like a flu virus on an airplane.
  • (Vanity) The Schadenfreude Moment: Which network will be most upset with a Trump victory?

    10/27/2016 7:39:34 AM PDT · by hoagy62 · 85 replies
    10/27/16 | Hoagy62
    On the night of November 8th, when the voting tallies are coming in and the MSM realizes that a Trump landslide is in progress and there's no way they can deny it, how do you think they'll react? Will there be tears? Which network anchor will have the worst (or best) reaction? Which network will be most loathe to call the race for Trump?
  • Networks on Trump: A ‘Dark Speech’ From a ‘Vengeful’ ‘Demagogue’

    07/22/2016 8:50:08 AM PDT · by rktman · 43 replies
    newsbusters.org ^ | 7/22/2016 | Scott Whitlock
    The three networks on Thursday night immediately derided Donald Trump’s “dark speech” as one coming from a “vengeful” “demagogue.” On NBC, Tom Brokaw allowed that “some” will see Trump as on a “white horse who will lead them to some kind of sanctuary and then pull the drawbridge up.” But he sneered, “Others looking in are going to see someone they will only think as a demagogue of some kind.” Chuck Todd labeled, “I thought it was an extraordinarily dark speech.” Republican operative Nicolle Wallace lamented, “We are now represented as a party by a man who believes in protectionism,...
  • Advantech industrial serial-to-Internet gateways wide open to unauthorized access

    01/19/2016 7:35:57 PM PST · by Utilizer · 7 replies
    IDG News Service ^ | Jan 19, 2016 4:40 AM PT | Lucian Constantin
    Internet-connected industrial devices could be accessible to anyone, with no password, thanks to a coding error by a gateway manufacturer. Taiwanese firm Advantech patched the firmware in some of its serial-to-IP gateway devices in October to remove a hard-coded SSH (Secure Shell) key that would have allowed unauthorized access by remote attackers. But it overlooked an even bigger problem: Any password will unlock the gateways, which are used to connect legacy serial devices to TCP/IP and cellular networks in industrial environments around the world. Researchers from security firm Rapid7 discovered the vulnerability in the revised firmware, version 1.98, released for...
  • Fox News, CNN, Broadcast Networks Unite to Fight Donald Trump’s Reporter Restrictions

    11/23/2015 10:50:10 AM PST · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 60 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 11/23/2015 | Jordan Chariton
    Executives from ABC News, NBC News, CBS News, Fox News and CNN spoke on Monday to compile a list of demands they will make to Donald Trump's campaign in response to continued efforts to restrict the press. On a call, senior representatives of the five major news networks discussed recent restrictive actions taken by the GOP presidential candidate's campaign and how they should respond. It's not clear what demands were formed by the group of network honchos. Last week, campaign manager Corey Lewandowski threatened to blacklist CNN reporter Noah Gray for straying away from the designated "pen" for journalists. At...
  • Colbert Drops to 3rd Place Behind Kimmel as New Poll Shows CBS Host Alienating Audiences

    11/19/2015 6:43:58 PM PST · by Colonel_Flagg · 52 replies
    Mediaite ^ | November 19, 2015 | Joe Concha
    For Stephen Colbert, the late-night honeymoon appears to be over. The dose of reality comes upon tracking the last three weeks available on the ratings front. But first, a quick review of where we were and how we got here on the late-night competition front: outside of Colbert's opening week, NBC's Jimmy Fallon and The Tonight Show have beaten his CBS competition every week with plenty of room to spare. No surprise there, as even CBS execs concede they had no illusions of beating Fallon as Colbert and The Late Show find their groove. But that's not to say Colbert...
  • News Networks Went Two Months Without Calling Bernie Sanders A Socialist

    09/09/2015 6:17:12 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 14 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | September 9, 2015 | Patrick Howley
    Evening network news anchors went more than two months without mentioning the fact that Democratic presidential contender Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) is a socialist.
  • Big 3 broadcast nets deep-six Obama's suburb-busting plan

    07/14/2015 9:55:15 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 35 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | 7-14-15 | Thomas Lifson
    The Democrat-Media Complex have just told us what they fear the most as an issue in the 2016 election: President Obama’s plan to “fundamentally transform” suburbia (as explained today by Jeannie DeAngelis). This is an issue that literally hits voters where they live, by using the denial of federal funding to override local control and force communities to provide low-income housing distributed to approved minority groups. Investor’s Business Daily reports that all three broadcast networks ignored the story that affects their viewers more directly than almost any other issue. The Big Three news networks all punted on covering one of...
  • Court looks into Obama administration's plan to cut mobile communication when needed

    04/08/2015 8:07:40 AM PDT · by george76 · 18 replies
    Pravda ^ | 08.04.2015
    The US Department of Homeland Security introduced a special plan - known as Standing Operating Procedure 303 - to block signals of cellular operators after cellular phones were used to detonate explosive devices during the bombings of the London subway system, Pravda.Ru reports. A federal appeals court wants to know why the government should be allowed to keep secret its plan to block cellular communication for the time of "critical emergencies." Standing Operating Procedure 303 is a powerful tool in the digital age ... The US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit in February sided (PDF) with...
  • Xbox, PlayStation networks under DOS attack on Christmas Day

    12/26/2014 6:51:18 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 23 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 12/26/2014 | Rick Moran
    Millions of children and adults who received the latest video games were prevented from playing them on Chirstmas thanks to a DOS attack on Xbox and PlayStation networks. USA Today: Online game networks Xbox Live and PlayStation Network were knocked offline much of Christmas Day in an apparent DDos (distributed denial of service) attack. Taking credit for the takedown: a group called Lizard Squad, which previously claimed credit for August attacks on the PlayStation Network and online games World of Warcraft and League of Legends. Both networks were still having problems Friday morning. The network status Web page for...
  • Major Broadcast networks won’t carry Obama’s immigration address… with one big exception

    11/20/2014 9:16:37 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 23 replies
    Hotair ^ | 11/20/2014 | Noah Rothman
    As Guy Benson wrote, President Barack Obama will address the country on Thursday night to announce his sweeping, unprecedented decision to use executive authority to enact portions of an immigration reform bill that could not pass Congress. It will be, in fact, a move that Obama previously believed was beyond the realm of his authority to perform. There’s just one problem. If you’re hoping to see this critical, all-important address to the public on a proposal that Just. Can’t. Wait… you’re going to be disappointed. “President Barack Obama will announce his highly anticipated plan to deal with millions of...
  • ABC's 'World News Tonight' Finally Ends Midterm Blackout (1 week ago)

    11/03/2014 5:50:44 PM PST · by Dave346 · 27 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | October 28, 2014 | 11:28 AM EDT | Kyle Drennen
    After failing to mention the upcoming midterm election a single time since he took over the anchor desk of ABC's World News Tonight on September 1, on Monday, David Muir finally informed viewers that a political contest with "enormous" stakes was just days away: "The countdown is on, this evening, to the midterm elections tonight. Your voice, your vote. Just eight days to go before this election. The stakes? Enormous. President Obama, already battling with a Republican House, will he soon face a Republican Senate?" It had been 137 days since the ABC evening newscast had made any mention of...
  • Networks Heap Praise on Obama’s “Tough” Response to ISIL

    09/03/2014 7:35:52 PM PDT · by Nachum · 21 replies
    free beacon ^ | 9/3/14 | Stephen Gutowski
    President Obama has refused to commit American soldiers to the fight against the brutal Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL or ISIS), saying “we don’t have a strategy” to defeat the terrorists. Network newscasts have praised the president’s statements against ISIL, labeling them “tough.” They also praised the expediency of his “fighting words.” Newsbusters reports: After President Obama admitted on Thursday that he had “no strategy” for dealing with the ISIS terrorist network, on Wednesday, the network morning shows rushed to portray the aimless commander-in-chief as a tough-talking leader ready to “destroy” the radical killers. At the top...